Last week I went to a job interview for the ‘Flower Shop’ inside my local Morrisons store. I came out thinking I had completely flunked the interview, I am so bad at the whole ‘tell me about yourself’ stage of an interview and I just froze up, it was awful.
So I thought I’d make some pointers for future reference for myself and anyone else who is nervous of this question in an interview!
What to talk about;
Personal details; if asked at the beginning of the interview give a brief summary of your personal details like your name, age, current employee situation etc.
Education; talk about any qualifications you have, even if they’re just your GCSE’s (if you don’t have any move on to the next point).
Previous work experience; any previous work experience you have, especially if it may relate to the job you’re interviewing for.
What to do next;
Take time to prepare your answer
I don’t mean memorising an answer word-for-word; make a few pointers which will be easy to remember and expand on.
Talk through your pointers
Whether its to a friend, family member or even in front of the mirror. You want to practice talking through your prepared pointed freely. Remember to stay relaxed and do a lot of smiling! This will help you to come across confident when talking through your answer in the interview.